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Jimmy the Kid (1982)

PG | | Comedy | 12 November 1982 (USA)
Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Sam Bobrick (screenplay), Donald E. Westlake (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Coleman ... Jimmy
Paul Le Mat ... John Dortmunder
Ruth Gordon ... Bernice
Dee Wallace ... May
Cleavon Little ... Herb
Fay Hauser ... Nina
Pat Morita ... Maurice
Avery Schreiber ... Dr. Stevens
Walter Olkewicz ... Kelp
Don Adams ... Harry Walker
Bob Hoy ... 1st Trooper
Steven Chambers Steven Chambers ... 2nd Trooper (as Steve Chambers)
Sarina C. Grant Sarina C. Grant ... Pearl (as Sarina Grant)
Lew Horn Lew Horn ... Kimball
Frank Miller Frank Miller ... Cop
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Storyline

Gang of bumbling crooks kidnap a bratty little kid, find out they got more than they bargained for.

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Taglines:

Would you believe . . . the comedy crime caper of the year?

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pandilla de Arnold See more »

Filming Locations:

Newhall, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zephyr Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Walter Olkewicz received an introducing credit despite the fact that Olkewicz had appeared in the earlier cinema movies 1941 (1979) and Circle of Power (1981) as well as such tele-movies as The Executioner's Song (1982) and Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980). See more »

Goofs

In one scene, the limousine's front bumper is knocked off, in subsequent scenes, however, the bumper reappears and disappears. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [Jimmy and Maurice read a sign that says "Deture" and Maruice follows the instructions] Did you see that sign? Detour was spelled wrong.
Maurice: It means the same thing.
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, when that are at McDonald's, Ruth Gordon's character tells the counter person to give her "Bourbon, straight up with fries". In the TV version, she tells her to give her a "Granddad with water". See more »

Connections

Version of Jimmy the Kid (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Havin' Fun
Written by Jeff Levy and Kendall Schmidt
Performed by Jackie English
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Cool ending music to Jimmy the Kid
2 September 2018 | by breesman45See all my reviews

I love this movie, but my not giving it perfect stars is that it doesn't show who sings "I'm Having Fun" in the ending credits. I have been trying to find this out for many years since I first saw the movie.


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